Howard is a smart boy. Knows basic commands. Definitely house trained. Can act bossy sometimes, so might be best as an only dog or with a submissive dog. A home with love and patience would be best for him. He is still strong on the leash so a fenced yard may be in order for him. Can sometimes be a cranky old man, but usually a very sweet guy. Get acquainted with this dog off leash in one of our family run areas. Most dogs will need to run off some energy before they settle down and get acquainted with you. Thanks!